Topic: Coverage & Claims

Florida Appellate Court Provides Insurers with Potentially Powerful Tool to Combat Abusive Assignment of Benefit Litigation

The logjam may have broken in Florida assignment of benefits litigation. Insurers and the bar that represents them have searched for a response a costly wave of costly litigation that has a arisen in recent years where insureds have assigned their homeowners’ insurance proceeds to  contractors that perform needed repairs and then submit bills to the insurer that frequently are inflated, touching off litigation in which the contractor (or, more accurately, its lawyer) is emboldened by the threat of recovery of attorneys’ fees.

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Insurance and Reinsurance Newsletter – September 2017

Locke Lord’s Insurance & Reinsurance Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of insurance. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one of the members of our Insurance team.

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Uncertainty Surrounds New Texas Insurance Law: Divergent Views Emerge on the Impact of the Texas “Hail Storm Bill” on Hurricane Harvey Claims

As we reported here in May, the Texas Legislature recently passed legislation (House Bill 1774, a copy of which can be found here) which amends Chapter 542 of the Texas Insurance Code—Texas’s general prompt pay statute for insurance claims.

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